Last time we heard anything about the Audi quattro coupe concept, it was reported that Audi is considering limited production of the model with development of the production model fairly advanced. According to company, the Audi quattro coupe concept has been given the green light for limited production.
Sources say that a single engineering prototype, based on the Audi S5, has been built by the company’s quattro division.
Audi engineers say that the prototype weighs 300 kh (661 pounds) less than the RS5, despite using basically the same drivetrain and running gear.
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The prototype will be shown to members of audi’s board before a final thumbs-up is given.
Insiders say that we can expect to see the production Audi quattro coupe to launch in 2013.
Refresher: Power for the Audi quattro concept comes from a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine making 408-hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the new quattro concept runs from 0-62 mp in 3.9 seconds. The Audi quattro concept uses the same underpinnings of the Audi RS5 but sits on a wheelbase that measures 5.91 inches shorter. Weight comes in at 2,866.01 lbs, which is roughly 440.92 lbs lighter than the Audi TT RS.
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– By: Omar Rana